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Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion by Jerod Foster

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Chapter 7. Conditions for Color

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There’s a time and a place when color really sings. Whether you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, sports, or wildlife, at certain times of day color is dramatic and appealing—and that’s when you can exploit color to the fullest extent. Environmental conditions and characteristics also help in capturing the best color for a variety of subject matter. Of course, these conditions depend on a key ingredient: light. This chapter discusses different conditions that are valuable for extracting color, and it emphasizes taking advantage of them in a variety of photographic situations. ...

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